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The '''University of Virginia''' ('''U.Va.''' or '''UVA'''), frequently referred to simply as '''Virginia''', is a public research university and the Flagship university|flagship for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Founded in 1819 by United States Declaration of Independence|Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson, UVA is known for #1800s|its historic foundations, #Honor system|student-run honor honor code|code, and Secret societies at the University of Virginia|secret societies. UNESCO designated UVA as America's first and only collegiate World Heritage Site in 1987, an honor shared with nearby Monticello. The university was established in 1819, and its original governing Board of Visitors included Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe was the sitting President of the United States at the time of its foundation. Former Presidents Jefferson and...
Image nameUniversity of Virginia seal.svg
Established1819
TypePublic university|Public, Flagship university|Flagship
Academic affiliationsAssociation of American Universities|AAU
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities|APLU
Oak Ridge Associated Universities|ORAU
Universities Research Association|URA
Southeastern Universities Research Association|SURA
Endowment$5.852 billion (2016)As of June 30, 2016. {{cite web |url=http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/EndowmentFiles/2016-Endowment-Market-Values.pdf |title=U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2015 to FY 2016 |publisher=National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute |year=2017 |deadurl=no |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20170402170057/http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/EndowmentFiles/2016-Endowment-Market-Values.pdf |archivedate=April 2, 2017 |df=mdy-all }}
Budget$1.39 billion{{cite web|url=http://www.virginia.edu/facts |title=Facts & Figures | The University of Virginia |publisher=Virginia.edu |date= |accessdate=2016-11-14}}
PresidentTeresa A. Sullivan
Students22,391
Undergrad15,891
Postgrad6,500
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